28 October, 2020

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Pressure On Justice Sriskandarajah’s Family To Change Funeral Arrangements

The funeral of Justice Sriskandarajah is scheduled for this morning at the General Cemetery, Borella,  where  several speakers including the Bar Association President and the acting President of Court of Appeal had been requested by the family to deliver funeral orations.  President Rajapaksa did not appoint Justice Sriskandarajah to the Supreme Court on several occasions,  though he was the President of the Court of Appeal. Justice Sriskandarajah presided over the Court of Appeal bench which set aside the impeachment findings of the Parliamentary Select Committee recommending the removal of the 43rd Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayaka. The Bar Council of the Bar Association, the representative body of bar, expressed their sorrow at today’s Council meeting over the death of Justice Sriskandarajah.

Justice Sriskandarajah

Justice Sriskandarajah

Despite the previous intimations, the family of the late Justice Sriskandarajah has now indicated to the acting President of the Court of Appeal and the President of the Bar Association that their family is under threat over possible criticism of the government during funeral orations, and that therefore they do not wish to have any orations at the funeral. The seniors lawyers who were contacted by Colombo Telegraph expressed their anger, stating that while Justice Sriskandarajah was alive, he was humiliated and threatened, and that even after his death, the regime continues with the harassment of this distinguished judge because of the independence and impartiality he displayed in the impeachment proceedings.

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  • 5
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    RIP!

    He was a strong pro-government man with all his relatives winning lucrative government trade deals.

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      Fuk U Shima, you have exposed yourself by this comment.
      Not a single, not a single favor he asked from any body. He does not have any relatives in Sri Lanka to ask for favor.
      Can you name one, at least one.
      Never make a false allegation against a man who cannot defend himself.

      • 9
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        Please! let US pay the man some simple respect and let him Rest in Peace and let his family grieve with dignity.

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          See how US question every judge proposed to promote and sit on Supreme court chairs.

          In Sri Lanka, President or people appointed by the President should keep away Wigneswaran like people.

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          Gotabaya Rajapakse the Goon’s in-security Goons are all over – harassing ordinary people, particularly the last few remaining TAMILS in govt. service who are ethical professionals of the minority community – in life and death.
          Yet Gota Jarapassa says that Sri lanka military are only at “strategic locations in Sri Lanka’s north”!
          What a joke this! CT is being blocked, Justice Sri Skandaraja who probably got ill and died due to all the harassment and victimization he suffered at the hands of this RACIST AND DIRTY SINHALA BUDDHIST MILITARY DICTATORSHIP of the Jarapassa brothers.. are all the victims of this cursed Mahinda Jarapassa regime.

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        Do you think any honest person can be in Rajafucksa’s supreme court?

        Tell me MF, what happened to Shirani B?

        FIdiots still believing in the supreme court of SL!!

        No wonder you are bashed by the Nanthikadal lagoon for the 10th time!

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          Now who F [Edited out]. She should stink like you as she gave birth to you.

      • 1
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        F U M!

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          Lorenzo, Lankweb contributors/Writers/commentators will F U M

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          Lorenzo (moronzo), Lankweb contributors/Writers/commentators will F U M

      • 1
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        [Edited out] please read the evidence given by someone else with names and addressed of the illegal business this Rajafucksa appointee is doing in Jaffna.

        How come ALL supreme court judges and the president of the appeal court are appointed by the president Rajafucksa and how come some get impeached and threatened while others work until they die!!

        Wonder of Asia!!! F U M!

    • 3
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      YOU ARE A [Edited out] ,WHINING ALL THE TIME.
      EVERY TIME YOU OPEN YOUR BLOODY MOUTH, YOU COME OUT WITH BULLSHIT.

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      ok name some of the deals he got?
      if u cant shut the fuk up fuk u shima

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        Who knows that would have created another Wigneswaraan who is asking to rewrite the Sri LANKAN HISTORY IN FAVOUR OF Tamil Tribalism.

    • 1
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      TRUTH HURTS!

      :)

      • 0
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        are you hurted, moronzo

  • 4
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    Is the Opposition that desperate to use its stooges in the Bar Association to make political capital out of the dead body of a distinguished Judge who had served the country until his death ?…

    Isn’t the Opposition happy enough about the hard work of their heavy hitting US and UK mates are doing at the moment to bring death to the current Regime as one of Ranil’s local heavy hitter,s Kiriella pointed out recently?….

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      Moronic comments are synonymous with your bankrupt character; there is no surprise in that!

      It isn’t anyone’s business to judge or intimidate; it is entirely up to the family in terms how they want to organise the funeral. If they had chosen to call on certain individuals to give oration at the funeral that is their choice; why should the ruling family interfere or intimidate?

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    Why the hell the family wants to politicize the funeral and attract the media vultures. Most people would want privacy to properly mourn and to conduct the funeral in a dignified manner as a mark of respect for the deceased person. Now they have an excuse to keep the sleazy politicos and journos out. They must thank the government for that.

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      Thank the govt that threatened him while alive and when deceased? The family should NOT heed to the threats and go ahead with their agenda…after all the Late Sriskandaraja would have a last will and may have wanted certain things done… like how some people donate organs….HE would have wanted to share his intellect and his approval/disapproval of the govt and the Bar …

    • 3
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      Never forget ALL supreme court judges are appointed by Mahintha Rajafucksa.

      Unless they FAVOR the regime, they never get appointed!

      Fidiots don’t get it unless it is shovered up their

      • 0
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        Captain Obvious to the rescue.

  • 8
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    Possible only in a corrupt lawless Banana Republic ruled by a criminal.

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      And its judges are appointed by that war criminal!

      Which MF believes his appointees are of any good!

      IF a judge goes against the war criminal, he or she gets impeached!!

      Only top [Edited out] survive to die a natural death.

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        Have you lost count of how many [Edited out]

  • 3
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    Pity nobody spoke about him while he was alive . Opportunistic , un-principled politicians are the bane of this country .

  • 7
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    The idiots who voted for 18th amendment of the constitution of DSRSL in the Parliament be hung publicly.

  • 7
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    “CORRUPTION, THREAT, BRIBE (CTB)” are the hallmarks of this regime.

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      And it’s SUPREME COURT!

      Never forget ALL supreme court judges are appointed by Mahintha Rajafucksa.

  • 7
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    The usual mongrels are out baying the moon, but do I detect a note of desperation in their abuse and threats? Geneva is coming in March and attacking a dead man’s survivors is not going to make a difference!
    P.S.
    When is …..Shima going to replace the “C” in his or her name?

  • 9
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    @Fathima
    Can name atleast one , where he got govt tarde deals for his relatives,
    donot talk lies , God is there to punish you , it will not take long to to punish you , if you are correct can you answer the question .

  • 5
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    Sri Lankan Judiciary will never be upright would respect and uphold the Peoples’judicial power, until people from AG’s Dept, who do engage in doing dirty work for the govt are are appointed to the Judiciary. This practice should stop altogether.

  • 0
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    Why is everyone surprised?No criticism unless its ‘constructive’.!!

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    Justice Skandharaja has been a true patriot in our times. He strongly stood for justice and what he believed in as correct. It is very rare to see such a people in modern day Sri Lanka. There are plenty of opportunistic individuals from top to bottom around the ruling maffia regime. But it is very rare to see people like Lasantha, Justice Skandaraja, Justice Wigneswaran , MP Sumanthiranand and some other unnamed individuals. We are so proud to have you in our country. I admire you, salute you, and hope to see many like you in the future. This country didnt build by few maffia murderers like who ruled today. This country and its culture, its people (despite their ethnic background , languge or proffession) came across a long way with co existance with others. We can build a heaven with love and care for each other. Justice Skandaraja did what he could do to justice. We have to do ours. Share this thougts for reconcilliation and good governance. We have to bring a good government and need to bring new laws to do the social equilibrium.

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      Patriotic to Tamil Elam not to SL!

      RIP!!

  • 1
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    Stooping to such low level as intimidating the family,shows that the Rajapakse regime is jittery about the negative image of itself internationally – on the eve of the pending UNHRC sessions.

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    Justice Sriskandarajah is well known to me I know his relatives are doing business and threatened traders in Jaffna using their power in the Judiciary to promote business and misappropriate the money with the help of Bar association of Jaffna.As a lawyer I know very well.His relatives had grabBed land from innocent civilians by executing forge deeds by using shantha abimanasingham a dictator and president of bar association.FROM A LAWYER-High court bar association of Jaffna

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      You are just an anonymous poster on the net.

      If there was underhand and or illegal dealings concerning the Justice, the GOSL would have surely used it against him .

    • 0
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      I said it first.

      I know that man too. They are into Kothapaya’s construction business too.

      Bloody foolish MFs don’t believe that President Rajafucksa appointed him. He served the president right. That is why he was never impeached. Look what happened to Shirani B.

      CT, please do some investigative journalism into this and tell the world the TRUTH.

      Thanks!

  • 1
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    I do not wish to discredit the good work Justice Skandarajah did. But he too is directly responsible for laws delays in this country.

    He too was appointed to the Judiciary from the Government dirty work Cleaner’s department (AG’s).

    People come before the Writs Court (Court of Appeal) seeking justice without delay. And The rule book of the Court of Appeal has been designed to ensure speedy disposal of cases. It says that when any Executive action is challenged before the Writ Court, the Respondents to file objections, if any, within 14 days of the receipt of the Notice.

    Who appear for the Respondent? The AG, who requests date after date, sometimes over 6 months goes on like this to file objections, demonstrating sorry state of affairs at the AG’s Department. And when the case is fixed for arguments, again the AG play for time. He requests for postponement of the hearing giving flimsy reasons. And the Presiding Judge, also appointed from the AG’s department simply permit these applications made by his fellow colleague serve in the same Department. Surely This is a pathetic situation from the litigant’s view point and this rubbish practice should be seized forthwith.

    Every lawyer, whether belongs to the official bar or private bar, should be made to abide by the rule book. If any lawyer faces with a issue, he must make sure that someone else present the case before the Court for him without compelling innocent client to suffer for no fault of him, because of the lawlessness in the Court System.

    We all should take notice that delay in Justice is no justice. We all should know above all we all have social obligation to uphold the rule of law.

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    “The New Kathiresan Hall in Bambalapitiya came under an extensive security blanket on Saturday, 25 May, with a large number of police personnel making their presence felt rather conspicuously. The grand event that drew the security contingent to the Hall was the wedding of the eldest son of President of the Court of Appeal, Justice S. Sriskandarajah.

    The hall was packed mostly with the members of the legal fraternity from the bench and that bar. The judges of the superior courts who were in the front row were seen enjoying the Nathaswaram music by veteran artiste, P. Sithamparanathan.

    The wedding ceremony began with the arrival of the bridegroom in a procession, accompanied by his father, Justice Sriskandarajah. According to the tradition of a Hindu wedding, the procession was led to the dais to the sounds of Nathaswaram music.

    However, when the wedding ceremony was in progress, the musicians were suddenly removed from the hall by the relatives of the bridegroom, leaving the guests who were enjoying the music, wondering somewhat bemusedly, why the music had stopped suddenly and why the musicians had been moved out, along with their instruments.
    Their unasked questions were answered shortly, when to the surprise of all the guests there was another procession, into wedding hall to the accompaniment of the Nathaswaram music. The procession this time ushered in, not just any guest, but the head of the country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa.”

    -ceylontoday.lk

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    President Rajafucksa was an invitee at the wedding of this justice’s son on Saturday, 25 May, 2013.

    Need I say more?

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    The socalled Impeachment of the Hon.C.J.Shirani Bandaranayake was passed in Parliament 155 for 49 against on 11th Jan.2013,long after the decision of the Supreme court that was delivered by Justice Sriskandarajah to the effect that it was illegal.The fact that the President graced the occasion of the wedding of Justice Sriskandarajahs son in May 2013 does not mean anything.He was an adornment to the Higher Judiciary.

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